Public participation and data precision present both obstacles and opportunities for stormwater control measures on private property.
- Does the quality of planning and type of community engagement determine if green infrastructure projects are built on public and private property?
- Public participation and data precision present both obstacles and opportunities for stormwater control measures on private property.
Danielle Spurlock | UNC-Chapel Hill
Dr. Danielle Spurlock’s research focuses on land use, social equity, and environmental protection. She investigates how public policy integrates technical expertise and local knowledge within three broad areas: neighborhood change, environmental justice, and public health. Within these areas, she examines (1) the type, breadth, and depth of community engagement activities associated with policy decisions, (2) the quality of policy documents, and (3) impact of plans and policies on the built, social, and natural environments. Many of Dr. Spurlock’s projects uses a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to conduct research meaningful to a community partner, focused on structural inequality, and that contributes to the scholarly conversation. Her most recent published research focuses on riparian buffer implementation at the parcel level and the use of urban tree canopy as an environmental justice metric.